The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs is responsible for policy issues related to disability and assistive technology. The Ministry’s responsibility is regulated in the Health and Medical Service Act (HSL). The National Board of Health and Welfare, which responds to the Ministry, ensures that people with disabilities receive the assistance they require.
County councils and municipalities are responsible for the assistive devices used in homes, the local environment and schools to facilitate everyday living and/or care and treatment. Visual, hearing and orthopaedic assistive devices are prescribed at specialist units within the county councils.
Assistive technology centres offer advice, training and consultation to prescribers regarding assessment and special adaptation
assistive devices for mobility and cognition. They also repair prescribed
The Swedish Social Insurance Agency, the Swedish Public Employment Service and employers are responsible for the assistive devices required by individuals at work.
User organisations of older people and people with disabilities follow and
provide information on issues that impact their members in order to improve the living conditions of their members.